3 Things You Can Do To Defend Your Gums Against Bacteria

How do problems with periodontal disease start? The first stage of an infection, gingivitis, becomes an issue when oral bacteria make their way beneath your gum line and infect your soft tissues. When this occurs, you can start to observe symptoms like bleeding, swelling, and changes in tissue color. If no care is taken to restore your gums at this point, the proliferation of bacteria beneath your gums can lead to the formation of periodontal disease. At this point, the problem calls for more involved care if you want to protect yourself against attachment loss, which can lead to tooth loss, and the spread of bacteria to other parts of your body. Your first line of defense against infection is your oral care routine. If you already have issues with gingivitis or periodontal disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide the appropriate services to help you protect your oral and general health against infection!

1. Stay Consistent With A Thorough Oral Hygiene Routine

The right approach to oral hygiene can stop you from experiencing problems with gingivitis. Whenever you brush and floss, you remove both food particles and bacteria that have gathered. Doing so on a consistent basis prevents the formation of plaque and tartar deposits, lowering your risk for gingivitis. To make sure your gums are properly protected, make sure that you take the time to clean at the base of your teeth to keep bacteria from gathering at your gum line.

2. Arrange A Periodontal Cleaning

By scheduling a periodontal cleaning, or scaling and root planing, you can arrange the removal of bacteria that are present below your gum line. The removal of bacteria from the roots of your teeth will stop an infection from worsening, and allow your tissues to heal and return to normal. When gingivitis is treated in time, the problem can be stopped before there are complications.

3. Schedule Ozone Therapy With Your Periodontist

Thanks to our diagnostic imaging technology, our practice can determine just how serious your infection has become. If you are showing signs of periodontal disease, we offer different procedures that help to protect your gums from the lasting harm of periodontal disease. One treatment we offer is ozone therapy, which uses concentrated oxygen to destroy harmful bacteria. This treatment manages to remove unwanted microbes while leaving beneficial bacteria alone, which makes it easier for your mouth to sustain its natural ecosystem.

You Can Count On Periodontal Care At Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice

If you are worried about gum disease, know that our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal practice is here to help! We offer preventive services as well as treatments to fight active issues with infection. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.